Academic Coach/Tutor



  • Two years of successful undergraduate work required
  • Work experience in fields related to project objectives
  • Prefer background similar to that of project participants
  • Ability to relate to low-income and first-generation populations from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated success as a college student, along with ability to tutor in academic and study skills areas
  • Demonstrated maturity, dependability and thoroughness
  • Knowledge of academic area(s) and required study skills for participant success
  • Public relations skills for a variety of publics
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain documentation of services provided

JOB SUMMARY:  The academic coach/tutor is a renewable semester long part‑time position, responsible to the Assistant Director for the delivery of tutorial/support services to project participants in area target schools.


  • Direct Services
  • Travel to and provide tutorial support services to participants in area target schools
  • Implement trouble‑shooting strategies for the enhancement of participant academic success
  • Provide academic and career informational sessions and academic advisement
  • Maintain appropriate records of tutorial and advising services
  • Assist participants in ACT preparation, securing college admission and financial aid for institutions of participant’s choice
  • Public Relations
  • Function as liaison between Upward Bound and the publics it serves—i.e., University, community and area school districts
  • Confer, as needed, with parents, teachers, counselors and administrators in an effort to define and meet participant needs
  • Maintain cooperative, ongoing relationships with parents and target school personnel
  • Assure the responsible utilization of University and area school resources—i.e., travel procedures, vehicle usage and maintenance of facilities provided by target schools